Remembering the Fallen: Officer Robert Wirht

On September 8, 1988, Officer Robert Wirht was assigned to the Traffic Enforcement Unit as a motor officer. He was considered by his peers to be one of the best riders on the department.  At approximately 2000 hours, Officer Wirht was conducting radar enforcement activities on San Felipe and Fowler Road.  Officer Wirht’s radar gun detected a car traveling north on San Felipe Road at an excessive speed. Officer Wirht pulled away from his position on the side of the road and began to accelerate after the vehicle.


Remembering Fallen San Jose Police Officer Richard Huerta

On August 6th we remember fallen San Jose Police Officer Richard Huerta. On August 6, 1970, Officer Huerta was killed by gunshots from a pedestrian intent on randomly killing any officer he encountered.


Below is the department’s official account of his story.


Remembering Fallen San Jose Police Officer Henry Bunch

Today we remember fallen San Jose police officer Henry Bunch. On July 29, 1985, 33-year-old Officer Bunch was killed when an intoxicated arrestee wrestled his gun away and shot him. 

Below is the department’s official account of his story.

Remembering Fallen San Jose Police Sergeant Morris Van Dyck Hubbard

During the month of July, we remember fallen San Jose Police Sergeant Morris Van Dyck Hubbard. On July 12, 1924, 29-year-old Hubbard became of first San Jose police officer to fall in the line-of-duty. Below is the department’s official account of his story.


Remembering Fallen Officer Michael Katherman

Killed on June 14, 2016, due to an on-duty traffic collision when an errant motorist struck his police motorcycle.


Caserta Resigns Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations, Pierluigi Oliverio Should Do The Same

The SJPOA and other public safety unions demanded the withdraw of Pierluigi Oliverio from the race to replace County Supervisor Ken Yeager after another accused sexual harasser and verbal abuser, Dominic Caserta, resigned from office and withdrew from the Supervisor's race.


Honoring Fallen San Jose Police Officer John Buck

April 5th, we remember fallen San Jose Police Officer John Buck. On this date in 1933, Officer Buck succumbed to injuries he received in a gun battle.


Below is the department's official account of Officer Buck's story.


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